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The Gonzo Lounge>So you think you know Chiefs pass rushers?
Rain Man 10:36 PM 07-19-2021
As you undoubtedly know, sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982. Before that year, we have nothing but legend and mystery.

However, Pro football reference now says that they went back to 1960 and did research to build sack stats back to that year for the NFL. So if you trust those numbers, we now ostensibly have sack statistics for the entire Chiefs' history.

The data is behind a paywall, but fortunately so am I. So let's test your knowledge. I'll post questions periodically and let's see how Chiefsplanet answers them.

Note: all data refers to players' careers with the Chiefs only. If someone comes from another team or goes to another team, their stats on those teams don't count. It's the Chiefs, the whole Chiefs, and nothing but the Chiefs.

Question #1 is easy. List the top ten Chiefs in terms of career sacks.
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Rain Man 12:19 AM 07-20-2021
Originally Posted by Why Not?:
Shit. Had to look it up.....he's 11th. lol
Yep. #11.
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Rain Man 12:21 AM 07-20-2021
Originally Posted by cdcox:
Aaron Brown looks tasty for that number 9 slot.
Originally Posted by cdcox:
Jerry Mays 7
Eric Hicks 10
Bingo.

#1 - Derrick Thomas - 126.5
#2 - Tamba Hali - 89.5
#3 - Neil Smith - 85.5
#4 - Justin Houston - 78.5
#5 - Art Still - 74
#6 - Buck Buchanan - 70.5
#7 - Jerry Mays - 65.5
#8 - Mike Bell - 52
#9 - Aaron Brown - 51
#10 - Eric Hicks - 44.5
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cdcox 12:54 AM 07-20-2021


I'm not sure if this will plot well, but here goes. I plotted sacks per season by the players last year in the league. This method of plotting emphasizes outlier performances compared to peers during the era. My takeaway is that Deacon Jones was by far the best pass rusher ever, and it's not close.
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Bowser 09:01 AM 07-20-2021
Apparently we know out Chiefs pass rushers
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MagicHef 10:30 AM 07-20-2021
Originally Posted by cdcox:


I'm not sure if this will plot well, but here goes. I plotted sacks per season by the players last year in the league. This method of plotting emphasizes outlier performances compared to peers during the era. My takeaway is that Deacon Jones was by far the best pass rusher ever, and it's not close.
Not sure I understand. It looks like Reggie White and Von Miller are close to Deacon Jones, and Aaron Donald is above him.
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RealSNR 10:51 AM 07-20-2021
I was going to say Eric Hicks and feel cool that I knew the difficult one, but then I realized I'd be saying "Eric Hicks" to feel cool, and I decided to go do something else like mow the lawn or eat a cookie
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Chiefspants 10:54 AM 07-20-2021
Originally Posted by RealSNR:
I was going to say Eric Hicks and feel cool that I knew the difficult one, but then I realized I'd be saying "Eric Hicks" to feel cool, and I decided to go do something else like mow the lawn or eat a cookie
There was never a bootleg that Eric Hicks didn't want to bite completely on.
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Rain Man 10:58 AM 07-20-2021
Originally Posted by MagicHef:
Not sure I understand. It looks like Reggie White and Von Miller are close to Deacon Jones, and Aaron Donald is above him.
I too require explanation. Are these the top five guys who retired each year? I can't quite read the x axis.

And I'll correct MagicHef's unfortunate error by saying that it looks like Reggie White and Derrick Thomas are close to Deacon Jones, and Aaron Donald is above him.
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MagicHef 11:13 AM 07-20-2021
Originally Posted by Rain Man:
I too require explanation. Are these the top five guys who retired each year? I can't quite read the x axis.

And I'll correct MagicHef's unfortunate error by saying that it looks like Reggie White and Derrick Thomas are close to Deacon Jones, and Aaron Donald is above him.
I regret to inform you that Derrick Thomas is closer to DeMarcus Ware than Von Miller.


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Deberg_1990 11:13 AM 07-20-2021
Does Eric Hicks still suck?
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In58men 11:29 AM 07-20-2021
Free agent pass-rusher Alex Okafor is signing back with the #Chiefs, source said. He gets a 1-year deal and will return to KC, his home for the last two seasons
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JudasRising20 11:56 AM 07-20-2021
Is Eric "Bootleg" Hicks on the list?
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Hammock Parties 11:58 AM 07-20-2021
Buck was a beast, damn.
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Rain Man 04:51 PM 07-20-2021
Okay, here's your next question. 46 Chiefs recorded 10 or more sacks in their Chiefs career. Of those, name the top 10 in terms of sacks per game played.

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Bowser 05:06 PM 07-20-2021
R-Kal Truluck
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